Xiao Ya Tou serves up some really whacky but delicious modern cuisine inspired by reinterpreting Asian dishes fused with Western flavours!
Located along a row of shophouses on Duxton Hill, while it is business-as-usual for many, nothing seems quite regular or normal about Xiao Ya Tou. With a mashed-up interior of recycled old-school knick knacks from yesteryear fused with circa 70’s Hong Kong ‘Cha Chaan Teng‘ decor, it’s hard not to make a lasting first impression.
Which is actually not a bad thing at all! And we can safely vouch for their eclectic, somewhat eccentric but super yummy menu. Not to mention, Xiao Ya Tou is also brought to you by the folks behind Symmetry Coffee, one of our much loved local cafes in Singapore.
The best and most satisfying breakfast is one that is honest and true to our roots; so we just knew we had to order their XYT Chai Tow Kway. And boy, it did not disappoint! The dish is definitely not your usual Chai Tow Kway you get from the hawker. Instead it is a composition of one thick slab of deep-fried carrot cake served atop two sunny-side up eggs, garnished with fried shallots and sliced chillies, packing a punch with every bite.
Other dishes that stood out was the Mentaiko Mac & Cheese, savoury and cheesy just the way we like it. We also like how each main dish came with a complimentary soup, which is actually Tau Suan on the day we were there, but we suspect this changes daily.
Hope this got you salivating! There were also many other interesting dishes to try on the menu and we simply have to head back quite soon.
*All images shot on Nikon D7200
Xiao Ya Tou 16 Duxton Hill Singapore 089592 Opening hours / Information: Monday to Thursday: 10am to 11pm Friday to Saturday: 10am to 12am Sunday: 10am to 5pm +65 6226 1965 firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook | Instagram | Website Price: ●●●●●